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James Button on the death of the campaign speech

As the election campaign winds up, former political speechwriter James Button speaks to Crikey on the death of the campaign speech, the dangers of language, and why politicians steer clear of poetry.

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Don’t mention the war, urges public service boss

The public service continues to grow, despite many departments instituting a hiring freeze, the latest report on the bureaucracy shows. And there’s some helpful advice for tweeting pen-pushers.

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Button to APS: ‘I’ve revealed no government secrets’

James Button has responded to criticism from the Public Service Commissioner, insisting his book on life in the Prime Minister’s Office was “written with ethical considerations in mind”.

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Bernardi and his beastly comments

Public service confidentiality David Hardie writes: Re. “Speechwriter speaks: James Button and public service confidentiality” (Tuesday, item 1). I’m surprised that you have not been able to connect the dots regarding the public service, tenure and confidentiality. Once upon a time there was a written and un-written compact between governments and the public service. In that in return […]

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James Button and APS
confidentiality

James Button’s account of his time working in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is set to further strain the public service’s rigid insistence on complete confidentiality. He talks to Crikey.

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Labor’s lingering smell

In the unlikely event that the Labor party manages to unite after all this, the collateral damage from this flare up will have lasting damage.

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